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[movies]Sidney Stein 10July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Sidney Stein, Hebrew and history teacher, was interviewed by Sandi Rubin on July 10, 2012 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Sidney Stein Oral History Interview, interviewed by Sandi Rubin, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 10, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Jewish Identity; Hebrew; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Transmission; Roots/heritage
Downloads: 8
[movies]Ted Trobaugh 14June2012 Yiddish Book Center - Emily
Ted Trobaugh, active member of the Jewish Community of Amherst, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on June 14, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Ted Trobaugh Oral History Interview, interviewed by Allie Brudney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, June 14, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 18
[movies]George Jochnowitz 15December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
George Jochnowitz was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 15, 2013, at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: George Jochnowitz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Boston, Massachusetts, December 15, 2013...
Keywords: United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Goshen; Brooklyn; New York; Baoding; China; Italy; Uriel Weinreich; Judeo-Italian; Judeo-Provencal; dialects; Jewish dialects; linguistics; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 31
[movies]Bracha Weingrod 23nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Bracha Weingrod grew up in Winnipeg, Canada surrounded by Yiddish and the many Yiddish communities that made Winnipeg the city it was. She was trained as a Yiddish teacher by the Workmen's Circle. She was a part of Young Judea and was an activist for Israel, which is how she met her husband. After the 1973 war, they moved their family to Israel where she worked in education, specifically for the Dyslexic...
Keywords: Yiddish Press; Immigration; Israel; Childhood; Career and Professional Life; Yiddish Language; Yiddish Learning; Yiddish Translation; Yiddish Cook Book; Yiddish Cooking; Family Traditions; Jewish Communities of Winnipeg Canada; Food and Culinary Traditions; Roots/Heritage; National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 60
[movies]Randi Silnutzer 5October2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Randi Silnutzer, Director of Operations at the National Yiddish Book Center, begins by providing a capsule history of her family background. Both Randiâs mother and father were from Philadelphia. Her father was not raised religious and lived in a non-Jewish neighborhood, though her mother had a different experience: Randiâs maternal grandmother was a Gratz College graduate learned in Hebrew. Randi recalls her grandmotherâs recitations of the bible in its original language, saying that these b...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish revival and activism; Other Jewish languages; Education; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Philadelphia; cherry hill NJ; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 12
[movies]Ingrid 17oct2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Rachel)
Ingrid, an 81-year-old woman from Germany, started with her childhood in the 1930s, in a town called Eschwege. An only child, she grew up in a somewhat secular Jewish home, surrounded by more religious extended family. Ingrid always wanted to go to New York. She talked a bit about Kristallnacht in her town; her home was not destroyed but some of her friends' homes/businesses were. Ingrid was on a Kindertransport train to Sweden...
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Religion and ritual; World War Two; Holocaust; Western Europe; United States; Travel; Other Jewish languages; Jewish holidays; Family traditions; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Germany; Eschwege; Kristallnacht; Kindertransport; Sweden; New York City; German; English; ghetto; Auschwitz; 1944; letters; stockings; gold; correspondance; Worchester; Massachusetts; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 100
[movies]Naomi Bloch 12August 2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Naomi Bloch, a Yiddish librarian and translator, was interviewed by Lynn Yanis on August 12, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. Naomi was born in Cape Town, South Africa to Yiddish-speaking parents. Her father owned a factory and their home was a typically observant Jewish household built on the slope of Table Mountain. She describes speaking Yiddish among her family and Cape Town's Jewish community as a young girl...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Naomi Bloch; Cape Town; South Africa; Slonim; Poland; 1890's; 1950's
Downloads: 17
[movies]Assaf Talmudi 24August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Assaf Talmudi begins the interview describing his family’s lineage: His paternal grandmother and grandfather and his maternal grandfather were from Poland, and his maternal grandmother was from Holland. Assaf details how each of his grandparents made their way to Israel, which illuminates interesting historical migrations through Poland, Russia, and Africa as well as migrations directly from Poland to Israel...
Keywords: Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Music; Career and Professional Life; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Canada; Politics and political movements; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Tel Aviv; KlezKanada; Oy Division; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 66
[movies]Amalia Charles 7February2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Amalia Charles, a former intern at the Wexler Oral History Center, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on February 2, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Amalia Charles; Harvard IL; Chicago; Smith College; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Episcopalian; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage
Downloads: 18
[movies]Natalie Bornstein 13Jan2011 Yiddish Book Center
Natalie Bornstein, a freshman at Smith College, is a student in the Yiddish Book Centerâs January term classes in Yiddish language and culture. She grew up in Auburn, Maine, where her parents are both from as well. Her father is Jewish and her mother is Catholic/French-Canadian. Natalie considers herself Jewish even though some of her Jewish friends may not consider her to be so. Natalie attended a Jewish pre-school and then went to public school in Maine...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; United States; Canada; Youth group; Education; Roots/heritage; January Term; Auburn Maine; Smith College; Bat Mitzvah; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 58
[movies]Christian Dawid 23August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Christian Dawid is a musician who grew up in Bremen, Germany. His mother was born in 1942 in Eastern Prussia, and was educated to become a teacher, but later became a sculpterist. His father, born in 1937 in Bremen, Germany, was a Protestant pastor. Growing up Christian was not exposed to Jewish culture, as he explains that Bremen had a very small Jewish population, and an even smaller display of Jewish public life...
Keywords: Advice; Childhood; Music; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Travel; Bremen; Krakow; Germany; KlezKanada; Weimar Klezmer Festival; Krakow Jewish Festival; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 147
[movies]Mitchell Waife 14March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Mitchell Waife, grandson of Yiddish author and playwright Sholem Aleichem, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 14, 2013 in Lantana, Florida. Mitchell grew up in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn. Although his parents never taught him Yiddish or Russian, he was lucky to learn all about his famous grandfather from the late writer's widow, Mitchell's grandmother Olga, who lived with them...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Literature; Eastern Europe; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Urban; Travel; Mitchell Waife; New York City; NYC; Brighton Beach; Sholem Aleichem; Olga Loyev Rabinovitz; Sholem Rabinovich; Russian
Downloads: 34
[movies]Marlene Hait 11March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Marlene Hait, raised in a Yiddish home by survivors of the Holocaust, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany, Marlene was raised in an observant household amidst the large Jewish community of Toronto. In her interview, Marlene shares her memories of the many Jewish businesses in Toronto's Kensington Market and the large Yiddish shule system in which she received her Jewish education...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Literature; Holocaust; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Marlene Hait; Toronto; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 11
[movies]Rachel Rojanski 17December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Rachel Rojanski, Adjunct Associate Professor of Judaic Studies Judaic Studies at Brown University was interviewed by Rola Younes on December 17, 2013, at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Professor Rojanski begins the interview by sharing her family background. Her mother, from Kaunas (then the capital of Lithuania), grew up in a Yiddish and Russian speaking home before coming to Palestine in 1936, as a student of the Hebrew university...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Rachel Rojanski; Association for Jewish Studies Conference; Advice; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Hebrew; Books; Newspapers; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Israel; Zionism; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Politics and political movements; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism
Downloads: 36
[movies]Nancy Sherman 13October2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Rachel)
Nancy Sherman was interviewed on October 13, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center. Nancy Sherman’s interview begins with a brief overview of her family’s history. As Nancy shares details of her maternal family’s arrival in the United States, she describes the success story of her great-grandmother who began as a worker in a sweatshop and eventually became an interior designer. Nancy then describes her life at the border of Queens and Long Island in New York...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Food and culinary traditions; Childhood; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Literature; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Assimilation; Travel; Kiev; Amherst; Brother's ashkenazi; Anna Margolin; Kadia Molodovsky; Leonard Bernstein; Aaron Lansky; Itzik Manger; Sholem Aleichem; Hadassah; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 42
[movies]Paul Charette 1May2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Paul Charette was interviewed by Allie Brudney on May 1, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Paul Charette Oral History Interview, interviewed by Allie Brudney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, May 1, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Paul Charette; Southampton; Amherst; Holyoke; Great Barrington; MA; Massachusetts; TX; Texas; Bloomington; IN; Indiana; Jewish Community of Amherst; JCA; Sons of Zion; 2000s; Orthodoz; Reconstructionist; Conservative; Catholic; Protestant; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 11
[movies]Edythe Bloom 02May2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Edythe Bloom was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 2, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Edythe Bloom Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, May 2, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Rural; Urban; Travel; Palestine; Kiev; Allentown PA; Delaware; Haganah; 50s; 40s; Orthodox; Hasdisim; Reform; Social Work; Strudel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 30
[movies]Frank London 8August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Frank London’s interview begins with an interesting dive into his familial heritage. Frank weaves through the half finished stories he’s picked up in his lifetime, and deduces that as far as he knows, he’s at least third generation American on both sides of his family. Though little of his family’s geographical history is known to him, Frank tells numerous stories of his family’s reputation as they moved in and around New York City and Connecticut...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Visual Arts; Theater; Music; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Education; United States; Politics and political movements; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Travel; Assimilation; NYC; Hankus Netsky; I.L. Peretz; Itzak Manger; Klezmatics; Frank Londons (Klezmer) Brass All-Stars; Klezmer Conservatory Band; New England Conservatory; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 24
[movies]Lili Bermant 26oct2010 Yiddish Book Center
Lili Bermant is an 83-year-old widow from Antwerp, Belgium, currently living in Amherst, Massachusetts. Lili started the interview talking about her upbringing in Belgium before the outbreak of World War II. Both of her parents were Jewish, her mother from a religious family in Poland. Her mother, wanting to get a better education, came to Belgium from Poland. She spoke German and French. Lili's father spoke Flemish and Yiddish, but as Lili said, somehow they made it work...
Keywords: Antwerp; Belgium; Amherst; Massachusetts; Poland; Holocaust; France; Cuba; Jewish Identity; Shomer Haditi; New York; Bar Mitzvah; Diamond Broker; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; and place; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Latin America; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Travel; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 163
[movies]Fira Bramson 2August2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Fira Bramson, former bibliographer of the Judaica collection of the Lithuanian National Archives, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 2, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. This interview is conducted entirely in Yiddish. Fira spent her childhood and young adulthood in Kaunas, Lithuania. Both Yiddish and Russian were spoken in her home. When the Nazis invaded Lithuania, Fira and a group of her school friends fled across the border to the Soviet Union...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Press; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Lithuania; Russia; USSR; Aaron Lansky; Max Weinreich; Lithuanian National Library; YIVO; Bibliography; Bibliographer; Archivist; Archive; Library
Downloads: 16
[movies]Adah Bakalinsky 10January2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Adah Bakalinsky, philanthropist and walking advocate, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 10, 2013 at her home in San Francisco, California. Adah is a frequent walker and is the author of "Stairway Walks of San Francisco." To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Adah Bakalinsky Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, San Francis...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Coming back to Yiddish; Simchat Torah; Simkhas torah; Zionism; Education; Synagogue; shul; temple; Eastern Europe; Adah Bakalinsky; California; San Francisco; Orthodox; Conservative; Reform; St. Paul MN; Minnesota; Poland
Downloads: 17
[movies]Martin Schiller 13June2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Martin Schiller, a retired electrical engineer and Holocaust survivor, was interviewed on June 13, 2013 by Mark Gerstein at the Yiddish Book Center. Martin shared in rich detail his memories of growing up in the 1930s in the Polish town of Tarnobrzeg (Dzhikev). He describes the singing in his home, the celebration of various Jewish holidays, and prayer in the shul (synagogue). He remembers attending a cheder (religious primary school), the various foods prepared in his household, and his mother ...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Music; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Purim; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike; Martin Schiller; Poland; Germany
Downloads: 7
[movies]Daniel Kahn 24August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Daniel Kahn grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Daniel's mother was born in Detroit, Michigan, and his father was born in Akron, Ohio. Daniel's four grandparents lived in many different hubs across the nation including the Lower East Side, Wisconsin, and Ohio. Though a self proclaimed American, Daniel reflects on his mother's family's Galician past, and how his father's family left Austria-Hungary for England before immigrating to the United States...
Keywords: Detroit; New Orleans; Berlin; Moscow; Krakow; Bund; Union organizing; Reform; German; Psoy Kordenko; Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Theater; Music; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Canada; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Travel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish
Downloads: 119
[movies]Alec Burko 12March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Alec Burko, a graduate student and staff member at the Yiddish Forverts, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on March 12, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Alec Burko Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jordan Kutzik, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 12, 20...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Film; Israel; Newspapers; Press; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Theater; Radio; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Hebrew; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Roots/heritage; Travel; Alec Burko; Leyzer Burko; New York City; Yiddish Forverts; Yugntruf; Yidish-vokh; Yiddishist; Yiddishism; Jewish Theological Seminary; Hassidism; Folksbiene; WEVD; Nahum Stutchkoff; German
Downloads: 52
[movies]Dolph Klainberg 3December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Dolph Klainberg, retired social worker, was interviewed on December 3, 2012 by Lynn Yanis at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Dolph Klainberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Lynn Yanis, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, December 3, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Dance; Music; Literature; Holocaust; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Latin America; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Dolph Klainberg; Adolf Klainberg; Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; International Workers Organization; Workmen's Circle; Argentina; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 67
[movies]Bernard Hammer 12December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Bernard Hammer was interviewed on December 12, 2012 in Chicago, IL by Christa Whitney. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Bernard Hammer Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Chicago, IL, December 12, 2012. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/BernardHammer12december2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Career and Professional Life; Israel; Feminism; United States; Latin America; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; Eastern Europe; Hebrew; Other languages; Yiddish teaching; Synagogue; shul; temple; Bernard Hammer; Law; Lawyer; Chicago; Polish; US Army; GI Bill; Charity; Mexico; Spanish; Buenos Aires; Argentina; Ladino; Sarajevo; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 31
[movies]Tine Kindermann 30December2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Tine Kindermann grew up in Berlin, West Germany. She lived in a suburban area that was quiet and filled with greenery. Her parents had also grown up in Berlin during the war. Tine went to elementary school near her home, but her high school was in a different part of Berlin. Following high school, Tine held a three year apprenticeship where she began to develop her skills as an artist. In 1988 Tine went to a free outdoor 8 week world music festival in Berlin...
Keywords: Tine Kindermann; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Visual Arts; Klezmer; Music; song; singing; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Synagogue; shul; temple; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Pesakh; Passover; Jewish community; Anti-Semitism; Roots/heritage; Transmission; United States; Western Europe; German; Germany
Downloads: 55
[movies]Michael Steinlauf 19december2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Michael Steinlauf is an Associate Professor of History at Gratz College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Professor Steinlauf is the only child of Polish Holocaust survivors who survived, in hiding, on Polish soil. (Only about 50-70,000 Jews survived on Polish soil.) His parents were both from Warsaw; his mother went to the University of Warsaw and taught history before she went into hiding. His father was in the Warsaw Ghetto through the great deportation, and then went underground...
Keywords: peretz; diaspora nationalism; poland; polish jews; coney island; krakow jewish cultural festival; teaching; academia; advice; family history and stories; childhood; jewish identity; yiddish language; yiddish teaching; yiddish learning; yiddish revival and activism; immigration; place; career and professional life; jewish professions; scholarship; holocaust; world war two; education; israel; eastern europe; united states; politics and political movements; transmission; roots/heritage; anti-semitism; jewish community; urban; shtetl; travel; yiddish book center; national yiddish book center; wexler oral history project
Downloads: 144
[movies]Michael Yashinsky 5June2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Michael Yashinsky, stage director, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 5, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To Cite this Interview: Michael Yashinsky Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, Karmazin Recording Studio, June 5, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Other languages; Theater; Film; Literature; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Travel; Vienna; Germany; England; Detroit; Michigan; Ruth Wisse; I.J. Singer; Harvard University; German; Di Brider Ashkenazi; The Brothers Ashkenazi; Ladino
Downloads: 8
[movies]David Mazower 28march2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
David Mazower is the great-grandson of acclaimed Yiddish author and playwright Sholem Asch. Mazower, who was raised and still lives in England, tells of his own background and encounters with Yiddish alongside stories of his great grandfather. Interestingly, on both sides of his family Mazower has strong Yiddish ties. His great grandfather on his father’s side, Max Mazower, was a Bundist active in Vilna at the turn of the 20th Century...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; National Yiddish Book Center; books; Yiddish culture: theatre; Yiddish personalities; Yiddish language; old country; Holocaust; family history and stories; childhood; Jewish identity; Yiddish learning; theater; literature; ethnography; scholarship; education; religion and ritual; Israel; Eastern Europe; Feminism; United States; transmission; roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of; urban; shtetl; Kutno; Poland; London; England; Abraham Cahan; Marc Chagall; God of Vengeance; Yiddish Translation; gender
Downloads: 401
[movies]Joel Halpern 4March2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Joel Halpern, professor emeritus of Anthropology at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, focused on his childhood and Jewish stories from his career and anthropological field work. His paternal background came from Austro-Hungarian Galicia at the turn of the twentieth century, and his maternal grandparents from Lithuania at the end of the nineteenth century. Both his parents were born and later lived in the New York area...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Ethnography; Scholarship; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Family traditions; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Travel; Gaelic; Bronx; NY; Lekenik; Croatia; Serbia; Alaska; Orasac; Fiddler on the Roof; Communist Party; UMass Amherst; Anthropology
Downloads: 101
[movies]Zachary Baker 10January2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Zachary Baker, Reinhard Family Curator of Judaica and Hebraica Collections at Stanford University, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 10, 2013 at Stanford University. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Zachary Baker Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Stanford University, January 10, 2013...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Hebrew; Radio; Press; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Family traditions; United States; Canada; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Zachary Baker; Montreal; Palo Alto CA; Sholem Aleichem; Stanford University; YIVO; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Communism; Nazi Propaganda; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 5
[movies]Miriam Bienstock 17nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Miriam Bienstock, co-founder of the record label Atlantic Records, grew up in Brooklyn, NY. She often frequented the Yiddish theatre, and Yiddishkeyt was an integral part of her childhood experience. Miriam reflects on the difficulties of being a female executive in the 40s and 50s, and tells stories of the celebrities she was friends with over her lifetime. Finally, Miriam shares her observations on how Jewish culture has changed over her lifetime...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Music; Theater; Dance; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Jewish holidays; Israel; Western Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Urban; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Travel; Atlantic Records; Elvis Presley; Isadore Duncan
Downloads: 105
[movies]Selma Gordon 12July2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Selma Gordon was born in 1918 in New Jersey and lived in New York. Her mother was from an orthodox family and was quite religious; her father was a free-thinker and was not interested in the religious traditions. He had a desire for her to learn not only to speak but to read and write Yiddish, so he sent her to a Yiddish shule. She had a rich cultural life - music, theater, film, art - both Yiddish and secular...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Hebrew; Visual Arts; Theater; Music; Film; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; United States; Youth group; Summer camp; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Selma Gordon; Lodz; Manhattan; Brooklyn; Bronx; Hashomer Hatzair; 1918-1928; present; Hashomer Hatzair; Zionism; Orthodox; Reform; Conservative Judaism
Downloads: 3
[movies]Lorin Sklamberg 15July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Lorin Sklamberg, lead singer for The Klezmatics and YIVO sound archivist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 15, 2012 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Lorin Sklamberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 15, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Hebrew; Dance; Music; Klezmer; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Israel; Zionism; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Urban; Travel; Los Angeles; California; New York City; Michael Alpert; YIVO; KlezKamp; LGBT; feminism; Klezmer Conservatory Band; The Klezmatics; kapelye
Downloads: 12
[movies]Jonathan Morse 15october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Jonathan, former Major Gifts Officer at the Book Center, discussed his family's background (E. Europe and Austria); his childhood in Long Island, dinners with his grandparents and centrality of family in his life, his lasting friendships from his childhood. He also discussed going to school at University of Vermont, new surroundings, feeling alienated, experiencing distrust from non-Jewish students...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Travel; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Urban; Assimilation; United States; Roots/heritage; Education; Maine; Yiddish Book Center; fundraising; University of Vermont; business
Downloads: 29
[movies]Efim Chorny 23August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Efim Chorny begins his interview detailing his family heritage. His mother and her family were from Moldova and his father’s family were from Czechoslovakia. Efim grew up in Kishinev. As a child, Efim knew that his parents and grandparents spoke Yiddish, but living in the Soviet Union, he spoke mostly Russian. The first portion of the interview goes over in detail what it meant to be Jewish in Soviet Russia, as Efim describes the ways his grandparents and parents tried to observe holidays...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Music; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Rural; Moldova; communism; socialism; KlezKanada; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 75
[movies]Murray Lubin 13July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Murray Lubin was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 13, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Murray Lubin grew up in New York shifting his time between the Lower East Side and Williamsburg, Brooklyn. His mother was born in Poland and was the last one of her family to arrive in the United States. Murray carefully explains the system of saving money to bring an individual family member over to the United States at the start of his interview...
Keywords: Murray Lubin; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Israel; Eastern Europe; United States; Urban; Other Jewish languages; Assimilation; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Roots/heritage; Rozwadow; Poland; Russia; 1917 Revolution; Williamsburg; Lower East Side; 1948; rock candy; Bialystoker Synagogue; Chasidic; Yeshiva; Americanized; Brooklyn Technical High School; Forverts; print; type; linotype; union; typesetting; hot type; cold type
Downloads: 53
[movies]Charles Corfield 5july2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Charles Corfield begins his interview with a briefing on his limited knowledge of his family's lineage. With two parents from Wales, Charles remembers his life in the newly developed, liberal democratic, and diverse town of Win Garden City in the United Kingdom. His life growing up was very secular, and he remembers the tolerance of his community. He reminisces about how the town's shul was built next to the Friend's meeting house, as one of many examples of his town's common ongoings...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Yiddish speaker; Music; Klezmer; song; singing; Literature; Books; Newspapers; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Synagogue; shul; temple; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Western Europe; United States; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Assimilation; Travel; Forverts; Yiddish Daily Forward; ultramarathon; runner; running; technology; England; Cambridge
Downloads: 66
[movies]Elaine Trehub 20January2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Elaine Trehub was interviewed by Sara Israel on January 20, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. Elaine was born in Mattapan, Boston, in 1928. The Blue Hill Avenue neighborhood of Mattapan where she grew up was the heart of Bostonâs vibrant Jewish community from the 1920s to the 1950s. Elaine lived in one of the neighborhoodâs iconic triple-decker houses, surrounded by family. Her grandfather, who lived with them, was strictly observant, but her father was not...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Feminism; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Elaine; Trehub; Boston; Cambridge MA; Mattapan MA; Holyoke MA; Amherst MA; Jewish Community of Amherst; 1940s; 1950s; Zaslav; Vilnius; Vilna; Vilne; Blue Hill Avenue; Needham MA; Dedham MA; Radcliffe College; Mount Holyoke College; Simmons College; 1930s; 1970s; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 21
[movies]Mindle Crystel Gross 13March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Mindle Crystel Gross, native speaker and translator of Yiddish, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 13, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Mindle grew up in Brooklyn in what she calls an "observant, but not religious" household. Her parents were both amateur Yiddish poets and transmitted their passion for the language to their daughter by speaking Yiddish exclusively in the home. Mindle also received instruction in Yiddish language and culture in the Sholem Aleichem shule system, which she was...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Theater; Music; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Jewish community; Urban; Travel; Mindle; Crystel Gross; Bronx; New York City; NYC; Boynton Beach; Florida; Long Island; Avrom Reyzn; Arbeter Ring; Workmen's Circle; 1950s; 1960s; 1990s; 2000s; Translation
Downloads: 17
[movies]Anita Barlow 10October2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Anita Barlow was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 10, 2013, in Edmond, Oklahoma. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Anita Barlow Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Edmond, Oklahoma, October 10, 2013...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Theater; song; singing; Literature; Books; Newspapers; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Synagogue; shul; temple; Soviet Union; United States; Western Europe; Eastern Europe; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Rural; Jewish community; Kazakhstan; Paris; France; Oklahoma City; Oklahoma; HIAS; Forverts; Jewish Daily Forward; 1940s; 1950s; 2010s; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 13
[movies]Fred Irving 16February2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Fred Irving was interviewed by Allie Brudney on February 16, 2012, at the Yiddish Book Center. Fred Irving spends the first half of his interview describing his time as a prisoner of war (POW) during World War II. Fred volunteered to be a navigator in the air corps of the US military. While on a mission to bomb a synthetic oil field, his plane was shot down over Hungary. Fred managed to parachute out of the plane and survived, only to endure more horrors...
Keywords: Childhood; Jewish Identity; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Jewish education; Eastern Europe; Advice; Religion and ritual; Western Europe; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Assimilation; Soviet Union; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; Jewish community; Travel; Fred Irving; Air Force; Prisoner of War; Military; General Patton; Army; 1940s; Unitarianism; Brown University; Providence RI; Rhode Island; Tuskegee Airmen; Navigator; British; German; Nuremberg; Bar Mitzvah; Jamaica; Hungary; Germany; Iceland; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 49
[movies]Ken Binyomen Moss 6June2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Ken Binyomen Moss, Director of the Jewish Studies Program and Assistant Professor in Modern Jewish History at Johns Hopkins University, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 6, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Ken grew up in New Jersey and was introduced to Yiddish through his Jewish Studies classes in college. He spent three summers at YIVO's summer intensive program in New York with famous Yiddishist Mordkhe Schaechter...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Hebrew; Other languages; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Israel; Zionism; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Yiddish scene; Books; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Jewish education; Urban; Ken Binyomen Moss; Yugntruf; Yidish-vokh; California; Baltimore; New Jersey; New York City; Israel; Mordkhe Schaechter; I.L. Peretz; Johns Hopkins University; Davke; 1990s; 2000s; Conservative; Schaechter School; Avrom Novershtern; Pripetshik; Avrom Sutzkever; Abraham Sutzkever; Joshua Fishman; Gella Fishman; Anne Eakin Moss
Downloads: 15
[movies]Alice Ahart 7November2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Alice Ahart, a retired speech language pathologist, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on November 17, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Alice Ahart grew up in Windsor, Ontario, right across the border from Detroit, where her mother’s extended family lived. Having left Europe after the borders to the United States were closed to Eastern European immigration, her parents settled in Canada and waited to be allowed into the goldene medine (the “Golden Land”)...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; and place; Film; Press; Radio; Literature; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Rural; Urban; Assimilation; Windsor; Canada; Detroit; I.L. Peretz School; 1940s; 1950s; conservative; social justice; Alice Ahart; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 51
[movies]Robert A. Potash 13January2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Robert A. Potash, historian, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on January 13, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. Robert grew up in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts in a secular Jewish home. His father was a Zionist activist and often gave speeches in Yiddish for Jewish causes. Robert went on to attend Harvard College and later Harvard Graduate School, where he was awarded a doctorate in History...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Advice; Immigration; Migration; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Urban; Assimilation; Zionism; Ladino; Robert Potash; Roxbury; Boston; Ann Arbor MI; Okinawa; Mexico; Argentina; Harvard University; Boston Latin School; University of Massachusetts Amherst; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; Secular; Avukah
Downloads: 22
[movies]Mark Gerstein 05Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Mark Gerstein was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 5, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Mark Gerstein Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 5, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Film; Literature; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Mark Gerstein; Philadelphia; Amherst MA; Zamosc; Poland; Aaron Lansky; Students for a Democratic Society; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 2000s; Anti-Vietnam War Protests; Civil Rights; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 173
[movies]Victoria 26Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Victoria was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 26, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Victoria Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Vilnius, Lithuania, July 26, 2012. Video recording, http://archive.org/details/Victoria26jul2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Hebrew; Visual Arts; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Israel; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Travel; Other languages; Victoria; Vilnius; Lithuania; Israel; Shmuel Bak; Samuel Bak; Vilna Gaon; Jewish Museums; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; Russian; Lithuanian; Hebrew; Jacques Lipschutz; Vilna; Vilne; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 46
[movies]Lois Graber 28April2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Lois Graber, proud grandmother of 6, spoke about the great importance of transmission of Judaism to her children and grandchildren. She detailed her family background as well as that of her husband, a Holocaust survivor. Lois fondly recalled many stories of her family, including her motherâs familyâs involvement with the Yiddish theater in the Bronx. She especially lights up when recounting tales about her in-laws speaking Yiddish, and her mother in law calling her a treasure...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Immigration; Migration; and place; Other Jewish languages; Theater; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Soviet Union; United States; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Travel; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Music; Sharon; MA; Bronx; NY; Hadassah; 1950s; 1980s; Young Men's Hebrew Association (YMHA); Young Women's Hebrew Association (YWHA); Russia; Catskills; Dudu Fisher; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 42
[movies]Gunther Rice 13December2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Gunther Rice, child survivor of the Holocaust, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 13, 2012 in Glencoe, IL. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Gunther Rice Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Glencoe, IL, December 13, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Literature; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Pesakh; Passover; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Latin America; Love/Relationships; Gunther Rice; Hamburg; Germany; German; Natan Fruchter; 1930s; Lwow; Poland; Kindertransport; Cardiff; Wales; London; England; Argentina; Letter Writing; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 24
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